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China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

The U.S. argues China's anti-terrorism law would require foreign tech businesses to hand over sensitive data to the government

Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts

The Angler exploit kit is using subdomains created by cybercriminals on real domain name accounts as part of its infrastructure


FREAK is another serious flaw in the web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web

Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges

Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say

Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

Text messages promising free gift cards deliver only spam instead

EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

Something needs to change soon to save the EU's data protection reform, the groups said

China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from U.S.

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government

iPhone theft victims tricked into unlocking devices

Victims are lured through text messages to a fake iCloud login page

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop

D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

The vulnerabilities affect eight router models

Finnish companies join forces to build secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH

DoCoMo app shares SIM credentials with offline devices

Smartphones with new Qualcomm chipsets could send SIM subscriber identities to multiple offline devices

NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A video will start playing, but something strange could be happening as well

Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May

White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission

D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

The worst one could allow a remote attacker to change DNS settings

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

The attack changes the DNS settings of a router using default login credentials, Proofpoint said

Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

The company has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information

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